For my job the hours were skim unless it was holidays or you were in tight with management which they'll acknowledge someone who did less of a good job more than someone who did a great job only because they favorite them. I'm sure that's not all stores though.
Some managers are great some aren’t my problem with the company is the communication about points accumulating HR let my points accumulate to a a warning and then eventually terminating me instead of asking me why I was absent or late and they didn’t respect the fact that I was in college so they scheduled me almost everyday during the week
Long hours. Dressing rooms were always trashed. Understaffed. Lazy coworkers. The customers were very very rude when we tried our best. If you do not sell enough credit cards, you will not get a raise. The store is usually trashed.
My compensation became competitive with other part-time fields of work. I was able to save with ease and manage my money better.
I knew what time I'd be at work based on the schedule. I felt I provided assistance to people and that was satisfying.
They won’t give you a promotion when it’s needed or a pay raise when you’ve worked so hard for them and when you come in whenever they need you when it has to do with referral and you get money for the sale sometimes they don’t give you the money for come up with a reason you don’t get it
customers are a big role in all of the sales Jc Penny makes. the co workers are also fun and very helpful with anything you need help with. Jc penny gave me a chance in the workforce in working with customers and for that I'm greatly appreciative of.
I was there 3 years in jewelry. I couldn't believe how much clerical work there was. We were usually terribly understaffed. Breaks were unheard of, lunch iffy. THEY NEVER PROMOTE FROM WITHIN. I really learned a lot but it's hard, thankless work.
I worked there 3 years. All management is hired outside without exception. I never saw an associate promoted. You will be responsible for duties that never crossed your mind and would never be part of a sales job anywhere else. It actually does provide a lot of good experience but you will not be appreciated for the extra work and a shift could last as much as 2 extra hours, no breaks. It is truly thankless.
The communication is lousy. If you notice anything suspect even mentioning it can cost your job. Management is not to be questioned even if the mistake is obvious and they will not hesitate to fire you if you speak up.
Lots of different tasks
No breaks, never thanked for constant extra work, no opportunity for promotion, questioning management equals termination
JcPenney is a very busy place to work during the holiday season. I learned to service the public with a smile because you never know who needs it. I love the people who work there because they are very friendly and most of the time will become your life long friend.
Its a good job to have and maybe even room to grow within the company. I would say you must have great customer service skills and willing to work with public. They offer a great discount and flexible schedule.
My only bad thing is they expect so much out of you as a worker. We spend countless hours after the store closes cleaning up the store which takes forever and we have to have it clean before you leave which I think is a joke. Schedule says 930 but sometimes you won't leave till like 1030 which made me angry and wanna quit.
Very cool place to work. I met a lot of hard-working people from all ages. I learned that the company encouraged students to apply. The shifts were from 5 am until about 1 pm or 2 pm. I enjoyed my time there.
At JC Penny's I learned a lot about myself. It was a commission sales job and I learned to be aggressive when I had to be in a business setting. Liked working with my co- workers even though it was stressful at times. Management did not always help settle differences and was unfair at time.
Its a good place to work, If you are still in school because they work around your schedule. I dont like the Extended Holiday hours. But after the Holidays it gets back to the regular hours. Then after the Holiday your hours will get cut. Thats why I said If you are still in school.
You get free lunches and they will have Holiday meals